Autism Power will support individuals with
autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to reach their
full potential as contributing members of
society through meaningful employment, social
engagement, and community participation.
We're building a community of transition age adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Join our movement to help them reach their full potential by creating a more accessible pathway to independence.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Autism Power is a collection of ASD researchers, community builders, and social enterprises to help young adults with autism more readily access meaningful employment, social engagement, and community participation.
We want your participation in order to cultivate a community and provide resources that fit your needs. Contact us to get involved with this amazing program.
Once you do, you’ll gain access to a rapidly growing community where you can relate to others whose lives are affected by ASD, and actively shape a new and more fulfilling world for young adults on the autism spectrum.
Individuals within the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle with the feeling of being isolated, and don't have the opportunity to find meaningful employment.
They also lack the proper social engagement many of them crave, and lack a purposeful community participation opportunity.
Autism Power provides individualized assessment and person-centered planning to establish and develop inclusive opportunities in the following areas:
Reach independence through meaningful employment
1. We identify transition age individuals and adults through schools & case managers. We then incorporate their wants and needs into employment opportunities utilizing the Ziggurat Model.
2. We teach job skills using hands-on experiences for 3 months with a specialized trainer.
3. Once the initial 3 month training period is completed, we continue to cultivate job skills and professional development.
Autism Power has been putting the pieces of the puzzle together to create an effective, innovative, and sustainable, action plan guaranteeing a positive cultural impact.